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Guide to the John C. McDonald papers
4122.2007  
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Description
The John C. McDonald papers contain published transistor and integrated circuit material from 1959 through 1980.
Background
John C. McDonald was born in San Bernardino, California in 1936. He received three degrees from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering. These were Bachelor of Science with Distinction in 1957, Master of Science in 1959 and Degree of Engineer in 1964 with a thesis in solid state physics. He began working at GTE Sylvania in 1959 where he worked as a design engineer until 1962. In 1963 he began working for Vidar Corporation and eventually became Vice President of Research and Engineering. He left Vidar in 1980 and spent 1981 as a lecturer in continuing engineering education at the University of California, Los Angeles. From 1982 to 1990 McDonald worked for Contel Corporation as Chief Scientist. In 1991 McDonald founded MBX Inc. and is still the president.
Extent
1.25 linear feet 1 record carton
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be given by the Computer History Museum.
Availability
Collection is open for research.